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Definitions of diction

  1. the manner in which something is expressed in words; "use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Manner of expression; style. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. The choice and arrangement of words and modes of expression. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Expression of ideas by words; manner of expression; style. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Style or manner of expressing ideas in words. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for diction

  1. Then, with regard to Elsie's diction and rhymes, this critic selected a number of the most faulty and imperfect verses for censure, and Elsie had the miserable satisfaction of having to acknowledge that they deserved it. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  2. Delight's diction often became a little uncertain, but if it sounded well, that was no matter. – Marjorie's New Friend by Carolyn Wells
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